January 31, 2023 | View this email in your browser

Welcome to The Vector Newsletter: Admitted Student Edition!

This newsletter is sent to students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We know that there is a lot to think about as you consider graduate school. You can expect to receive The Vector every other Tuesday now through April, and we hope it will serve as a one-stop shop for helpful resources, important dates, and reminders. Our admitted student webpage is another great resource for you!

This newsletter is composed by Michigan Public Health’s Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP). You may have interacted with the OSEP Recruitment and Admissions team as a prospective student. OSEP also manages many current student support services including student life, career development, and academic support.

From the Dean

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan School of Public Health! As an alumnus of Michigan Public Health and now the dean, I share with you the desire to create a healthier, more equitable world for all.

As you consider your decision to attend graduate school, I invite you to explore the unique opportunities Michigan Public Health affords our students to learn, grow, and make a lasting impact. Please lean on our remarkable staff, faculty, and current students to help you build a picture of what your experience at Michigan Public Health could look like. We hope you see your future as part of our school community and invite you to consider joining us in the crucial work of building a better future.

F. DuBois Bowman

Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Join Us for Our Admitted Graduate Student Experience

In-Person | Ann Arbor, MI | March 10-11

Virtual Sessions | Weeks of March 13 and 20

We invite you to learn more about why Michigan Public Health is the right place for your public health education through our in-person and virtual programming during the month of March. You will receive key insights into the Michigan Public Health community from school leadership, learn about valuable resources and opportunities to enhance your studies, and interact with faculty, staff and current students from your admitting department or program.

We encourage you to register for in-person and/or virtual offerings led by the School of Public Health, your admitting department, and the Office for Student Engagement and Practice.

Please register and indicate which events you plan to attend. While you do not need to attend both in-person and virtually, you are welcome to do so if you'd like to. Similar information will be presented in-person and virtually.

Learn More and Register for Admitted Graduate Student Events

More Opportunities for Admitted Students

Ahead of the Curve Speaker Series featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta

TOMORROW, February 1 | 4:00 pm ET

Join us for a livestreamed conversation featuring Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, author, podcast host, and practicing neurosurgeon. This conversation with Dean DuBois Bowman is part of the University of Michigan School of Public Health's speaker series.

Register Here

Coffee Chat with a Wolverine

Thinking about attending the University of Michigan School of Public Health next fall? Have a casual conversation -- via Zoom, phone, email, or even in person if you're in Ann Arbor -- with a current student to chat one-on-one about why they chose Michigan, what it’s like to be a student in the department you’re considering, life in Ann Arbor and any questions you may have.

Complete this form today to get paired with a current student for a one-on-one conversation—and feel free to bring a cup of coffee or tea!

Welcome from a Current Student

Greetings! Let me introduce myself as Mike; I am currently a second-year PhD student in Biostatistics here at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Firstly, let me extend a hearty congratulations on your admission. Such an achievement is no easy feat, so I hope you are reveling in your accomplishments and the exciting opportunity to not only pick a graduate institution to advance your career, but to pick a new place to call home.

Speaking of home, Ann Arbor itself can have a small town feel — especially to a native New Yorker like me — while also providing “big city” amenities. Ann Arbor also has dozens of parks that can host a variety of outdoor activities from hiking to birdwatching that you just can’t find in some big cities. But the city also offers a great public bus system, tons of amazing restaurants, a bustling downtown shopping area, and much more. Truly, Ann Arbor is a multifaceted, charming, Midwestern city that can be called home by anyone from the biggest of big cities or smallest of small towns. 

Not only is it a wonderful town, but the University of Michigan being one of the largest, most well-respected public universities in the world provides endless educational and career opportunities for students. At the University of Michigan, inside and outside of the School of Public Health, you’re sure to find exciting opportunities to collaborate with faculty, researchers, and students investigating a multitude of cutting-edge topics. If you’re currently unsure of your interests, Michigan Public Health is one of the best places to explore and get inspired by the variety of offered courses and daily seminars. Despite all of this research prestige, the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s faculty are some of the nicest people, too. Michigan Public Health values kindness, diversity, equity, and inclusion just as much as science and research.

Lastly, of course… Go Blue!

Congratulations again and best of luck,

Mike Sweeney

PhD Student, Biostatistics

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Getting to Know Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan is located in the vibrant city of Ann Arbor, which consistently ranks among the country’s best places to live. Ann Arbor has all the benefits of living in a cityevents, world-class cultural experiences, an exciting downtown, and over 400 restaurants—as well as the conveniences and community of a small town. The greater Ann Arbor area is also home to more than 150 parks and green spaces, making it an ideal place for students, families, foodies, artists, sports fans, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Student Experience

Michigan Public Health’s inclusive learning community, along with the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor communities, provides a vibrant environment for students as they live, learn, and work.

Learn about our Culture Code, commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Student Support Resources, and Student Communities by exploring our Student Experience webpage.

We Are Michigan Public Health

Get to know the students, faculty, staff, and alumni in our community.

First Generation College Graduate’s Ambitions Are Sky High

Featuring Brandon Bond, Master's Student, Health Behavior and Health Education

Student leader is all-in for Michigan Public Health

Featuring Sasha Tretyakova, Master's Student, Epidemiology

Meet Our Students, Faculty, and Staff

We're Here to Help

We hope you have found this information to be helpful. If you have questions, our Recruitment and Admissions team can be reached at [email protected] at any time to help you navigate the steps to pursue a degree from Michigan Public Health.


In addition, the Program Coordinator from your admitting department/program is also here to support you throughout the process.

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